Popping potato chip pain pills
To numb my feelings and aches.
My limestone head won’t listen to reason
My limestone head keeps saying I can quit
Any day -now- I’m just trying to stupefy
My steels guts and lion’s pride, every time
I hear someone puke out of their mouth,
“Well what about black on black crime?”
Why does no one ever bring up white on white
crime? Why is all lives matter always a rebuttal
but never an action to prove that ALL lives
truly matter? Why is it okay for someone to burn
a flag and wear the flag of traitors, and that’s freedom,
but if I choose to sit down because I don’t feel so free
I’m the problem?
I shouldn’t have to do weightless shoulder shrugs
every time I see a cop car. I shouldn’t have to
worry about being in a store too long, in fear
the owner may think I’m casing the joint. I should
be able to say the words, “I’m proud to be an American,”
and not hesitate because of the things I have faced
and seen in my lifetime. I shouldn’t be 21-years-old
and feel hopeless.